Should Teachers Be Armed?

After the shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School, states are considering legislation that would allow teachers to carry guns in schools.

By  December 20, 2012 RSS Feed Print aw.

The national gun control debate has been revived in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The massacre of 20 children and six adults at the school last Friday leaves many questions unanswered, including whether or not armed teachers could have prevented the tragedy.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said he thinks the state should explore the possibility of arming school officials. The Sandy Hook Elementary principal was killed in the massacre, and McDonnell wondered if she would have been able to stop the shooting had she or others in the office been armed.

In the days after the Newtown, Conn. school massacre, a growing number of states — including Oklahoma, Missouri, Minnesota, South Dakota and Oregon — will consider laws allowing teachers and school administrators to carry firearms on campus.  
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